Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College | Lethbridge, Alta.. | Founded 1957

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Welding students practise skills in the new Trades, Technologies and Innovation facility. (Lethbridge College)

On a clear day, you can see the Rocky Mountains from Lethbridge College’s 110-hectare main campus. Lethbridge is a quiet community of approximately 98,000 people, about an hour from the mountains and the United States border. 

In addition to the Lethbridge location, the school has three regional campuses in Claresholm, Crowsnest Pass and Vulcan. Students at the main campus have the option of living in apartment-style residences.

Lethbridge offers hands-on training, flexible learning possibilities and applied research opportunities. The college’s areas of applied research include irrigation, green antibiotics (plants with antibiotic properties), aquaponics, outdoor play for children and public opinion research. Lethbridge students benefit from the use of augmented and virtual reality technology in many of its classrooms and labs.

Canada’s first publicly funded community college offers more than 50 career-training programs, applied degrees and apprenticeships. Students can choose from classroom-based courses, online courses, or a blend of the two. The school has programs in everything from arts to correctional studies to design to the trades.

Lethbridge offers in-depth support for students from all backgrounds, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, as well as hundreds of international students from more than 40 countries.


Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Residence Offerings
Mid-sized (2,000 full-time students to fewer than 10,000 full-time students) $7,535 $6,260 $6,475 Yes

Cool Options

  • Virtual and Augmented Reality: Students learn extended reality fundamentals and are exposed to 3D modelling, 360-degree video, game engine design and volumetric design. The final term includes a practicum.
  • Interior Design Technology: This diploma program combines classroom training with virtual reality technology to provide the skills needed for a career focused on interior renovation.
  • Agricultural Enterprise Management: Incorporating economics, management and science, this program allows students to work alongside the agricultural industry to solve real-world problems.

Popular Programs

  •  Liberal Arts/General Studies
  •  Criminal Justice—Policing/Justice Studies
  •  Nursing/Practical Nursing
  •  Electrician—Apprenticeship
  •  Early Childhood Education

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